Fibbing Fiber-optic

Fiber

Meanings and phrases

fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a slender and greatly elongated substance capable of being spun into yarn; fibre
  2. the inherent complex of attributes that determines a persons moral and ethical actions and reactions; - Herbert Spencer; character; fibre
  3. any of several elongated, threadlike cells (especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber); fibre
  4. a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth; fibre; vulcanized fiber
  5. coarse, indigestible plant food low in nutrients; its bulk stimulates intestinal peristalsis; roughage

Castor fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a European variety of beaver; Old World beaver

Purkinje fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a specialized cardiac muscle fiber that is part of the Purkinje network

acrylic fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. polymerized from acrylonitrile; acrylic

afferent fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system; sensory fiber

animal fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber derived from animals; animal fibre

bast fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants; bast

cotton fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state; cotton; cotton wool

efferent fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands; motor fiber

fiber bundle

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers); fibre bundle; fascicle; fasciculus
E.g.
  • The pion field can be understood abstractly to be a section of the tangent bundle of the principal fiber bundle of SU(2) over spacetime.
  • In this case, the original group "G" has the structure of a fiber bundle (specifically, a principal "N"-bundle), with base space and fiber "N".
  • Indigenous bundle In mathematics, an indigenous bundle on a Riemann surface is a fiber bundle with a flat connection associated to some complex projective structure.

fiber optic cable

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a cable made of optical fibers that can transmit large amounts of information at the speed of light; fibre optic cable

fiber optics

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the transmission of light signals via glass fibers; fiberoptics; fibre optics; fibreoptics
E.g.
  • Quartz fibers can be used in fiber optics.
  • There are over of fiber optics and an extensive open-wire network.
  • Sometimes it is referred to as "fly-by-light" due to its use of fiber optics.

glass fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images; optical fiber; optical fibre; glass fibre

man-made fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes; synthetic fiber
n.
  1. a nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin; myelinated nerve fiber

motor fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the muscles or glands; efferent fiber

motor nerve fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a neuron conducting impulses outwards from the brain or spinal cord; motor neuron; efferent neuron; motoneuron

muscle fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an elongated contractile cell that forms the muscles of the body; muscle cell; muscle fibre
E.g.
  • Within the skeletal tissue is observable progressive loss of weight of denervated muscles as well as reduction in muscle fiber size and quantity.
  • After their release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum, calcium ions interact with contractile proteins that utilize ATP to shorten the muscle fiber.
  • Cadets learn basic exercise physiology such as the differences in skeletal muscle fiber types, the effects of low and high-intensity training, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices.
n.
  1. a nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin; medullated nerve fiber

natural fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber derived from plants or animals; natural fibre

nerve fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; nerve fibre

optical fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a very thin fiber made of glass that functions as a waveguide for light; used in bundles to transmit images; glass fiber; optical fibre; glass fibre
E.g.
  • This expression covers all related hardware components (wire, optical fiber, etc.)
  • In most cases, the cables are just changed from electrical to optical fiber cables.
  • Co-doping of optical fiber with Er and Yb is used in high-power Er/Yb fiber lasers.

plant fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber derived from plants; plant fibre

polyester fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a quick-drying resilient synthetic fiber consisting primarily of polyester

sensory fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a nerve fiber that carries impulses toward the central nervous system; afferent fiber

staple fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a natural fiber (raw cotton, wool, hemp, flax) that can be twisted to form yarn; staple; staple fibre

striated muscle fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. an elongated contractile cell in striated muscle tissue; striated muscle cell

synthetic fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. fiber created from natural materials or by chemical processes; man-made fiber

vulcanized fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a leatherlike material made by compressing layers of paper or cloth; fiber; fibre

carbon fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Monofins can be made of glass fiber or carbon fiber.
  • A typical modern carbon fiber frame can weighs less than .
  • It also supports a new optional carbon fiber weave top cover.

fiber optic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Over 1200 km of fiber optic is deployed around the country.
  • twisted pair, fiber optic, etc.)
  • The large black pipe is for water and a blue pipe has fiber optic cable.

dietary fiber

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Additionally, food contains water and dietary fiber.
  • Benefits may be obtained by consumption of dietary fiber.
  • However, not all dietary fiber can be classified as a prebiotic source.
Wordnet